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What’s new this week on the fiction shelves?

What’s new this week on the fiction shelves?

By Sherry Mohan-Neves

From the worldwide fame of James Patterson’s books to the first-time novel from author Xochitl Gonzalez, there are exciting, interesting, serious and light-hearted reading choices waiting for you at the Port Jervis Library. We strive to have all the newly-released fiction titles and genres you’d like to read, so if you don’t find your favorite, let us know.

New fiction:

“The Horsewoman” by James Patterson and Mike Lupica. “More than a thriller – it’s an eye-opening ride through the high-stakes world of equestrian show-jumping.”

“Olga Dies Dreaming” by Xochitl Gonzalez. “A blazing talent debuts with the tale of a status-driven wedding planner grappling with her social ambitions, absent mother, and Puerto Rican roots – all in the wake of Hurricane Maria.”

“The Christie Affair” by Nina de Gramont. A Reese’s Book Club selection. “…brilliantly answers [the] question: What happened [in 1925] to Agatha Christie in the [eleven] days she was missing?”

“Her Hidden Genius” by Marie Benedict. “A peek into the inner world of Rosalind Franklin, one of the most brilliant – and overlooked – scientists of her time … describes the discovery of DNA in exquisite beauty.”

“Light Years from Home” by Mike Chen. “Every family has issues. Most can’t blame them on extraterrestrials.” A touching drama.

“Mermaid Confidential” by Tim Dorsey

“Greenwich Park” by Katherine Faulkner

“Free Love” by Tessa Hadley

“The Liz Taylor Ring” by Brenda Janowitz

“Thank You, Mr. Nixon”, short stories by Gish Jen

“The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections” by Eva Jurczyk

“Notes on an Execution” by Danya Kukafka

“Circus of Wonders” by Elizabeth Macneal

“Easter Bonnet Murder” by Leslie Meier

“Ramses the Damned: The Reign of Osiris” by Anne Rice and Christopher Rice

“The Fields” by Erin Young

All quoted text is from the book covers and reviews.

Visit the library's website at to browse all our offerings including print, audio, video and online programs for children and adults. No Internet access? Have your library card handy and call the Port Jervis Free Library at 845-856-7313, ext. 3, and a circulation clerk will help you. Free extended hours of Wi-Fi access are also available to all from the seating areas and parking lots outside the library at 138 Pike Street, Port Jervis, from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. seven days a week.

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